Apple just announced the successor to the highly popular iPad the iPad 2. The iPad was the tablet that kick-started this whole tablet wars and with its successor, Apple aims to stay ahead in this war.
The iPad 2 sports a brand new design, a new and faster dual-core processor dubbed as the A5, which is up to twice as fast when compared to the A4. The graphics core of the A5 chip is up to 9x faster than the PowerVR GPU found on the existing iPad.
The new iPad is only 8.8mm thick! Yes, it’s thinner that the iPhone 4! The tablet also sports a camera at the front (VGA) and at the back. Apple also managed to cut down the weight of the device to 1.3 pounds (Previously, 1.5 pounds).
Unlike the iPhone 4, the iPad 2 will ship in both white and black colors right from day one! The tablet will support both the AT&T and the Verizon network. Even though the iPad 2 sports a faster processor, the battery life remains the same at a whopping 10 hours with over a month on standby.
The iPad 2 will start shipping from March 11 in the U.S, and a bunch of other countries including Australia, Canada and the U.K. on March 25th.
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The Wi-Fi only iPad 2 will cost $499 while the top-end iPad 2 with Wi-Fi and 3G will cost $829.